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Monday, September 3, 2012

Day 1 - a secret garden, Museum of London, and St Paul's Cathedral

 September 1 marked the first day of my 30 days of 30 project to mark my big birthday - a chance to try something different throughout my birthday month. On Saturday me and Asif had planned to go to Windsor, but changed our mind last minute. Instead we headed into central London. I wanted to go inside St Paul's Cathedral, but got there too late for the last entrance, so instead we wandered around the area and headed towards the Museum of London. On our way we came across a hidden garden next to a church. Postman Park was a beautiful secluded grounds with lovely plants, and seemed like a hidden treasure, with few people happening upon it and wandering in. A couple of people were sat on the benches reading books. It was lovely and peaceful.

  We then went to the Museum of London, and they had some great exhibitions charting the Olympics, showing past Olympic Torches, Roman ruins and the history of the plague. Asif is a massive history fan and could have stayed there for hours, but I amused myself with taking pictures, and playing with the interactive displays.
After our visit we wandered back to St Paul's Cathedral and found a garden behind it where we took some snaps by a water display and with flowers. It was peaceful and away from the hustle of the busy streets.
We wandered around the cathedral, before finding ourselves at Strada restaurant just in front of it, which was a lovely view while having dinner.

 By the time we had eaten it was evening and the cathedral looked amazing against the lights, so I took a few more snaps before we went home.
 If you are in the area make sure you check out Patternoster Square nearby which is a secluded square, with a few shops and has amazing views of the top of the cathedral like this picture above.

Tomorrow's post is my birthday post with lots of pictures in Windsor. If you have any suggestions of what else I can do during my birthday month pop them below. x

1 comment

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    You can browse for a painting like this The tree, by 20th century Czech artist, Frantisek Kupka, for example, , that can be ordered on line and delivered to you.


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